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David Paterson's First 100 Days As Governor

Monday, June 30, 2008

It's been 100 days since Gov. David Paterson took over the top job in New York State government, following Eliot Spitzer’s spectacular fall amidst a call-girl scandal. WNYC’s Elaine Rivera is here to talk about the roller coaster ride Paterson has had so far.

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Port Authority Revising WTC Reconstruction Schedule, Calls Current Plan “Unrealistic”

Monday, June 30, 2008

After months of excavation delays and fines, the Port Authority finally conceded that its property, the World Trade Center site, is seriously behind schedule. So much so, that the agency is throwing out a schedule it announced less than two years ago.

At that time, the ...

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Buildings Department Employee Receives 30-day suspension

Monday, June 30, 2008

An employee in the city's Department of Buildings has received a 30-day suspension for "neglect of duty."

Acting Commissioner Robert Limandri said Michael Carbone was suspended after an internal investigation. A department spokesperson declined to give any further information today, citing the ongoing investigation.

Carbone is the ...

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Cancer Conversations: Lesbian Support Group

Monday, June 30, 2008

This week, WNYC is listening to some different ways cancer victims grapple with the disease – conversationally. Today, we hear from Michele Forsten, a co-facilitator of a cancer support group that has given her an education on what it can mean to live with cancer.

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Lethal Weekend for Area Teenagers

Monday, June 30, 2008

Four teenagers have been killed in the New York area since Wednesday.

Police officers responding to a 911 call in Manhattan early Sunday discovered a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his torso. He was pronounced dead about 15 minutes later. A 15-year-old girl was ...

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Paterson Enters Con Ed Talks

Monday, June 30, 2008

Just hours after undergoing successful cataract surgery, Governor Patterson intervened in contract talks between Con Edison and the union representing 9,000 of the utility's employees.

Con Edison and local 1-2 agreed to a "cooling-off" period of two days. The union had threatened to strike at midnight ...

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Sikh Community March in Queens Against Hate Crimes

Monday, June 30, 2008

Members of New York City's Sikh community marched this afternoon to protest an attack on a 12-year-old girl who had her long hair cut off by a fellow student.

The hair cutting, which violates Sikh religious beliefs, was the second time this month that a Queens ...

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Delays Push Back WTC Rebuilding

Monday, June 30, 2008

The rebuilding of Ground Zero is not going to get done any time soon.

That's the message today from the Port Authority, which owns the site. It was two years ago when the agency promised to finish the World Trade Center memorial and the transit hub ...

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Manhattan Loses Quirky Diner Florent

Monday, June 30, 2008

A 24-hour French diner that helped transform Manhattan's meatpacking district into a destination with cachet enough to draw celebrities has closed.

Florent, on Gansevoort Street, dimmed its peach-neon window sign last night after 23 years in business.

The restaurant's closing came after weekly parties thrown by its ...

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Pataki not attending RNC as McCain delegate

Monday, June 30, 2008

Former Gov. George Pataki will not act as a delegate for Sen. John McCain at the Republican Party's convention this summer.

A spokesperson for Pataki says the governor was bounced by New York Republican Party Chairman Joseph Mondello. Two years ago, Mondello was removed from the ...

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UnFancy Food

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Got a craving for the perfect pickle? Mind altering meats? Or just insanely good chocolate made by really nice people? All that and more is on the menu at the Unfancy Food Show. It’s this weekend in Williamsburg and it’s not the only event this ...

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Foreign Investment in the City Grows

Friday, June 27, 2008

Ten percent of the economy - or about 193,000 thousand jobs - are here from companies overseas. That's according to a report from a coalition of city businesses.

The Partnership for New York City's Kathryn Wylde says they decided to study how the city benefits from ...

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City Council, Mayor Reach Budget Deal

Friday, June 27, 2008

The Bloomberg Administration and the City Council have reached a $59 billion budget deal that holds the line on city spending while restoring $129 million in education cuts. It also gives property owners a seven percent property tax cut for a second year.

But a deteriorating ...

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Council to Approve $59.1 Billion Budget

Friday, June 27, 2008

Even as the City Council prepares to vote this weekend on this fiscal year's austerity budget, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is warning even tougher times may lie ahead. Speaking on his radio show on WOR, the mayor says he and the council managed to balance the ...

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Bloomberg: Budget Reflects Economic Reality

Friday, June 27, 2008

Last night there was little cheering when Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Quinn announced they had reached a budget deal even though it restores cuts to education and contains property tax relief. WNYC's Bob Hennelly was there.

Before the ritual photo-op an army of ...

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Paterson Seeks to Reform Excusionary Bond Sale Procedure

Friday, June 27, 2008

Gov. David Paterson says while strides have been made in connecting women and minority-owned businesses in construction and communications to state contracts, there has been a real lack of progress for financial firms.

WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports:

When Paterson appointed attorney Paul Williams to head the Dormitory ...

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Education Groups Cautious About Budget

Friday, June 27, 2008

The proposed across-the-board cuts at schools have been wiped out as the Bloomberg administration agrees to restore $129 million in education funding.

But education activists say they're still taking a wait and see attitude. Geri Palast, of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, say it's still too ...

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City Pools Open

Friday, June 27, 2008

All 54 outdoor pools run by the city are opening today, including the "floating pool lady" - a seven-lane pool on a barge - at its new home in Barretto Point Park in the Bronx. One New Yorker couldn't wait to cool off on this ...

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The Comprehensivist

Friday, June 27, 2008

Buckminster Fuller called himself a "comprehensive, anticipatory design scientist." Fuller was an American architect, engineer, inventor and visionary who died in 1985. Today, his work continues to inspire builders, designers, artists, chemists, cartographers – the list seems endless. Now, selections of Fuller’s work are on ...

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New Degree Promotes Sustainable Urban Design

Friday, June 27, 2008

The New School announced the launch yesterday of its undergraduate program in Environmental Studies. The degree program is meant to combine the scientific study of urban ecosystems with sustainable design.

Joseph Westphal is provost at the New School. He says students will be able to take ...

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